No More Spider-Man in Marvel Movies? Here’s What Happened Between Sony and Disney and How Fans Reacted

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Sony’s cooperation with Marvel owned by Disney is over for the moment. The news means that Spider-Man’s appearances in Disney’s Marvel Cinematic Universe films — as well as crossovers from characters like Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man or Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury in future Spider-Man films — could end with Spider-Man: Far From Home, released earlier this summer.

Sony says it’s “disappointed” not to be working with Disney on future Spider-Man films.

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Source: Marvel

Is Spider-Man out of the MCU? Explaining what has happened 

We might not see actor Tom Holland in new Marvel movies because a fresh deal can’t be reached over the character.

The film rights to the are owned by Sony – but he could appear in movies like Avengers: Endgame due to a deal between Sony and Marvel Studios – owned by Disney.

The deal meant Disney would co-produce and share profits from films featuring Spider-Man.

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Source: Marvel

Since then he’s been in five Marvel movies:

  • Captain America: Civil War
  • Spider-Man: Homecoming
  • Avengers: Infinity War
  • Avengers: Endgame
  • Spider-Man: Far From Home

Entertainment website Deadline has reported over the last few months that Disney and Sony were “unable” to reach new terms for funding of future movies.

So Disney, according to Deadline’s report, stipulated to Sony that it wanted to split future Spider-Man movies in a 50/50 co-financing arrangement — which also meant a 50/50 split in the profits. Sony said no. Disney said fine, removed Kevin Feige and Marvel Studios as producers of Sony’s future Spider-Man films, and kicked the character out of the MCU sandbox.

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Source: Marvel

Fans reaction

The split between Sony and Disney has people reacting online, from anger towards Sony, to fans who hope Tom Holland is OK.

Some have been using the hashtag #BoycottSony, saying they don’t want to watch films coming out this year by the studio because of the Spider-Man announcement.

#SaveSpidey has also been trending in the UK this morning.

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And a lot of fans have been sharing an old tweet from Stan Lee, the co-creator of Spider-Man who passed away last year.

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Sony says it’s “disappointed”

Sony Pictures, the studio that owns the rights to comic book character Spider-Man, has spoken out about the split with Disney that will see the webslinger booted out of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

A statement released by Sony on Tuesday night said the company was “disappointed” by Disney’s demand for a greater stake in the Spider-Man films and by its proposal to scale down the involvement of Marvel president Kevin Feige in the movies.

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“Much of today’s news about Spider-Man has mischaracterized recent discussions about Kevin Feige’s involvement in the franchise,” said the statement. “We are disappointed, but respect Disney’s decision not to have him continue as a lead producer of our next live-action Spider-Man film.

“We hope this might change in the future, but understand that the many new responsibilities that Disney has given him – including all their newly added Marvel properties – do not allow time for him to work on IP they do not own.


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No More Spider-Man in Marvel Movies? Here's What Happened Between Sony and Disney and How Fans Reacted
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No More Spider-Man in Marvel Movies? Here's What Happened Between Sony and Disney and How Fans Reacted
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Sony’s cooperation with Marvel owned by Disney is over for the moment. The news means that Spider-Man’s appearances in Disney’s Marvel Cinematic Universe films — as well as crossovers from characters like Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man or Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury in future Spider-Man films — could end with Spider-Man: Far From Home, released earlier this summer.
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